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Toward a Critical Theory of States
Toward a Critical Theory of States (July 2016)
The Poulantzas-Miliband Debate after Globalization
Clyde W. Barrow - Author

In-depth study of the enduring impact of the 1970s debate between state theorists Ralph Miliband and Nicos Poulantzas.

We have recently lived through the turmoil of a global financial crisis that originated in the United States and, despite the platitudes of neo-liberal ideology, nation-states were deeply involved in managing this crisis. If “the state” is again a preeminent actor in the global econo...(Read More)
 
 
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena (May 2016)
Political Matronage in Urbanizing India
Tarini Bedi - Author

Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.

Rich in detail, this book tells the stories of women of Shiv Sena (Shivaji’s Army), a militant political party in Western India. It provides insight into the political networks powered by lower-level women politicians in postcolonial, globalizing cities and on their margins. Based on more than...(Read More)
 
 
A History of Political Murder in Latin America
A History of Political Murder in Latin America (June 2015)
Killing the Messengers of Change
W. John Green - Author

A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.

This sweeping history depicts Latin America’s pan-regional culture of political murder. Unlike typical studies of the region, which often focus on the issues or trends of individual countries, this work focuses thematically on the nature of political murder itself, comparing and contrasting its uses and practices throughout the region. W. John Green exami...(Read More)
 
 
Black Haze, Second Edition
Black Haze, Second Edition (June 2015)
Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities
Ricky L. Jones - Author

Expanded and revised edition of the first book devoted solely to black fraternity hazing.

Are black men naturally violent? Do they define manhood in the same way as their counterparts across lines of race? Are black Greek-letter fraternities among the most dangerous student organizations on American college and university campuses? Can their often-dangerous initiation processes be stopped or even modified and, if ...(Read More)
 
 
Massively Parallel Globalization
Massively Parallel Globalization (June 2015)
Explorations in Self-Organization and World Politics
David C. Earnest - Author

Explores how individuals and groups adapt to the challenges of globalization.

In this era of globalization, people organize into fluid, adaptive networks to solve complex problems and provide resources that nation-states cannot. Examples include the Grameen Bank, mHealth, and the Ushahidi open source software project. Why do these networks succeed where nation-states fail? Only recently have social scientists deve...(Read More)
 
 
The Arab Revolution of 2011
The Arab Revolution of 2011 (April 2015)
A Comparative Perspective
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

How do we make sense of the Arab revolution of 2011? What were its successes, its failures, and significance in world history? The Arab Revolution of 2011 brings together a broad range of perspectives to explain the causes, processes, and consequences of the revolution of 2011 and its critical implications for the future. The contributors, in this majo...(Read More)
 
 
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State (February 2015)
Luis Suarez-Villa - Author

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.

The largest, wealthiest corporations have gained unprecedented power and influence in contemporary life. From cradle to grave the decisions made by these entities have an enormous impact on how we live and work, what we eat, our physical and psychological health, what we know or believe, whom we elect, and how we deal with one another and wi...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition (February 2014)
The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2010
Kevin Fox Gotham - Author

Updated second edition examining how the real estate industry and federal housing policy have facilitated the development of racial residential segregation.

Traditional explanations of metropolitan development and urban racial segregation have emphasized the role of consumer demand and market dynamics. In the first edition of Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development Kevin Fox Gotham reexamined the assum...(Read More)
 
 
From Every Mountainside
From Every Mountainside (June 2013)
Black Churches and the Broad Terrain of Civil Rights
R. Drew Smith - Editor

Essays on the civil rights movement outside the South and since the 1960s.

It has become popular to confine discussion of the American civil rights movement to the mid-twentieth-century South. From Every Mountainside contains essays that refuse to bracket the quest for civil rights in this manner, treating the subject as an enduring topic yet to be worked out in American politics and society. Individual e...(Read More)
 
 
The Illusion of Freedom and Equality
The Illusion of Freedom and Equality (July 2008)
Richard Stivers - Author

Explores how Enlightenment values have been transformed in a technological civilization.

Arguing that the ideology of freedom and equality today bears little resemblance to its eighteenth-century counterpart, Richard Stivers examines how these values have been radically transformed in a technological civilization. Once thought of as a kind of personal property and an aspect of the dignity of the individual, the co...(Read More)

 
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